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Kim Dotcom beats US bid to revoke bail in New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND - Internet mogul Kim Dotcom avoided returning to jail in New Zealand on Monday when an Auckland court rejected a US application to revoke bail granted as part of a marathon online piracy case.

Google appoints new PH country manager

Google Philippines has a new country manager.

Samsung's mobile chief survives reshuffle

(UPDATE) - Samsung Electronics defied speculation it would drop the head of its underperforming mobile division, as the Samsung Group's heir apparent opted to keep the man his ailing father appointed while the patriarch's future is uncertain.

FBI starts probe on cyber attack vs Sony

Sony Pictures Entertainment has hired FireEye Inc's Mandiant forensics unit to clean up a massive cyber attack that knocked out the studio's computer network nearly a week ago, three people with knowledge of the matter said on Sunday.

How online shopping site Zalora chooses brands

MANILA – Online shoppers can find some of the biggest fashion brands like Nike, Levi’s and Ray-Ban on online retailer Zalora. But how does Zalora determine which brands and specific products are sold on the site?

Samsung Electronics staff fear the chop in annual reshuffle

SEOUL - Insiders say staff at Samsung Electronics have never been so anxious ahead of the annual reshuffle, as a weak smartphone performance and its worst earnings in three years are expected to cost many jobs.

Twitter to start tracking users' mobile apps

NEW YORK - Twitter Inc will begin tracking what third-party apps are installed on users' mobile devices so the social media company can deliver more tailored content, including ads, the company said late on Wednesday.

EU lawmakers urge regulators to break up Google

European Union lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a motion on Thursday urging anti-trust regulators to break up Google, the latest setback for the world's most popular Internet search engine.

Why Uber suspended operations in Nevada

Ridesharing company Uber suspended its operations in the U.S. state of Nevada late on Wednesday in a setback that it said would cost nearly 1,000 jobs.

Behind Google's Europe woes, American accents

BRUSSELS - When EU politicians call for the break-up of Google, it can sound like sour grapes, the anti-American backlash of an ageing Europe envious, and fearful, of the wealth and growing power of young U.S. tech giants.